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    Question This guy

    "I was walking down the street and saw this guy with a long red beard."
    I hear such use of "this" quite often. Does this sentence mean exactly the same as
    "I was walking down the street and saw a guy with a long red beard"?

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    Default Re: This guy

    Yes.


    Usually someone will say "this guy" because they are going to tell you something additional about him.

    For example:
    "I was walking down the street and saw this guy with a long red beard. He looked like that guy in ZZ Top!"

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    Wink Re: This guy

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch
    Yes.
    Usually someone will say "this guy" because they are going to tell you something additional about him.
    For example:
    "I was walking down the street and saw this guy with a long red beard. He looked like that guy in ZZ Top!"
    Or - "He smelled like a billy goat" (Just kidding -- I have a beard like a billy goat .)

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